Skip to comments.IRS Attack Against Tea Party Assaulted Civility
Posted on 05/17/2013 12:17:53 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer
Democracy: The IRS targeting of Tea Party groups is mind-boggling not only for its abuse of government power. It's also disturbing for what it intended to do: destroy civil society, opening a door for tyranny. The formation in 2009 of hundreds of Tea Party groups at the rallying cry of CNBC news editor Rick Santelli, from places as diverse as Lowell, Mass., Pleasanton, Calif., Asheville, N.C., Yuma, Ariz., and Lincoln, Neb., among hundreds of others, was a spontaneous reaction by ordinary American citizens to an overspending, oversized government whose overreach called into question its constitutionality. Yet it was these very Tea Parties that were specially targeted by the IRS in its outrageously intrusive efforts to learn their every secret, to leak those secrets to a hostile, slanderous media, and to delay beyond justification their approvals as tax-free institutions in an effort to suppress them while granting those permissions easily to leftist ones . As an agency that favored expanding its own power, the IRS and its political masters naturally felt threatened by Tea Party success, seen in the rallies of millions in February and then April 2009, as well as the proliferation of groups across the country.
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Having watched part of this mornings US House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Obamas IRS, the thought occurred to me that there can be a strong case made for Obamas IRS rapidly becoming a Domestic Terrorist Organization. A Middle Class, SELECTIVE Domestic Terrorist Organization, of course.
Second thought was that NONE of the Obamanation scandals are Bushs fault.
This is why the 2nd Amendment was written. It wasn’t about hunting deer.
It looks like far left groups are trying to intimidate conservatives on twitter now. I’ve picked up a half dozen hard left followers like Unite blue today and other conservatives are noticing the same.
They’re watching us and considering my attitude and mouth, they ain’t happy. LOL
Conservative writer/reporter Tom Gantert says he got unexpected scrutiny.
I wonder if “attackwatch” and several others were part of this irs criminality.
What your quote says is exactly where this nation is, so we’re doomed.
Why is the tramp who now sits over deathcare for the IRS, and who oversaw this scandal as a living, not the first one frog marched into the committee?
Are we just this stupid???
Bring out Lois Lane, or whatever the 'eff her name is. Miller is a throw down gun!
As Peggy Noonan said, Presidents set the tone of each administration. This one is run by a hyperpolitical, snarky, thuggish, Chicago-style politician. And that’s exactly the way the IRS acted here.
Good quote, and spot on.
Isn’t it rich that the first black president and the first black attorney general have teamed up to preside over institutionalized civil rights violations?
Just think what would be happening if the IRS had targeted say...
The Black Panthers
There would be blood in the streets.
Twitter is a leftist cesspool, anyway...
Just let ‘em know that gun sales aren’t at record highs because people are taking up hunting for a hobby.
It would be interesting to find out if any 501C4 applications coming from “Black xyz” or “Black this or that” organizations received the same stall/rejection action by the IRS.
I would be willing to be they were fast tracked just like Obama’s campaign.
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